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    Affect, perceptual experience, and disclosure
    Philosophical Studies 175 (9): 2125-2144. 2018.
    A prominent number of contemporary theories of emotional experience—understood as occurrent, phenomenally conscious episodes of emotions with an affective character that are evaluatively directed towards particular objects or states of affairs—are motivated by the claim that phenomenally conscious affective experience, when appropriate, grants us epistemic access not merely to features of the experience but also to features of the object of experience, namely its value. I call this the claim of …Read more
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    Affect, motivational states, and evaluative concepts
    Synthese 197 (10): 4617-4636. 2020.
    The aim of this paper is to defend, and in so doing clarify, the claim that the affective component of emotional experience plays an essential explanatory role in the acquisition of evaluative knowledge. In particular, it argues that the phenomenally conscious affective component of emotional experience provides the subject with the epistemic access to the semantic value of evaluative concepts. The core argument relies on a comparison with the role played by the phenomenal character of perceptua…Read more
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    Emotion and value : a phenomenological approach
    Dissertation, University of Warwick. Department of Philosophy. 2016.
    In this thesis I argue that the affective component of emotional experience plays an essential explanatory role in the acquisition of evaluative knowledge. I call this the notion of affect as a disclosure of value. The thesis is divided into two parts. In the first part I critically assess three contemporary accounts which, I argue, are motivated either implicitly or explicitly by the notion of affect as a disclosure of value. I argue that all three accounts fail due to the theoretical assumptio…Read more
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    Sartre's Theory of Motivation
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 57 (2): 259-278. 2019.
    The aim of this paper is to offer a novel reconstruction of Sartre’s theory of motivation. I argue for four related claims: Sartre’s theory of motivation revolves around the Schelerian-inspired notion of affectivity and the peculiar way affectivity provides us access to evaluative properties of the objects in our environment; according to Sartre, the structure of intentional action, and in particular the act of choice and commitment to projects, is inextricably linked with “affectivity”; the ine…Read more